August 27, 2018 Subject:
Just a few weeks ago I thought to myself "I need to view more Ministry of Information films" and then by coincidence I come across this one while browsing 1940 films in the Prelinger section.
March 30, 2012 Subject:
A Timely Message in 21st Century USA
No war raging today but just as dire...an overdose of service industries which have destroyed the US' economy and currency and left too many idle.
Lest it not be too too late in the game...a good movie to show to 7th graders who dream of a job tapping keys or filling out forms (with clean hands of course) in a cubicle for a wage barely enough to pay for that useless college degree.
In any event, there'll always be work for skilled workers like him...perhaps in China - or a number of other places, at least ... if it never re-materializes here.
April 17, 2008 Subject:
typical wartime propaganda short. a snapshot of life during wartime,very entertaining.
April 1, 2006 Subject:
This 1940 film that encourages office workers to fill the vacancies in the factories during wartime was well done. It was both informative for its time and entertaining.
October 24, 2005 Subject:
Good question, Ms. Wife!
I wish we had more British archival shorts on here, I believe thereÂs just one or two (and no, the ÂEnglish FamilyÂ film doesnÂt count). Anyways, this film tells that even if you canÂt serve your country by being a soldier, you can certainly help her by working on the assembly line! Take for example, our subject in this film, Mr, Anyman. While he works at the awesomely named tea merchants, Toogood, Goodenough and Notsohot, he secretly pines to support his country in the war. Luckily, while jostling around on the subway, he comes across a advert for workers in factories. He applies and gets the job! Soon, heÂs getting training to lather, saw, drill and all sorts of exciting of menial shop work! HeÂs so thrilled to make his first steel whatchamacalit heÂs beside himself. His wife curiously says at the end ÂWhat will the neighbors think?Â though, and that got me wondering if this was such a hot job after all?
September 28, 2003 Subject:
this film was made in England in 1943,by a government film unit..There was an urgent need for more factory workers...However, there were class barriers...office workers feeling superior to those with dirty hands..The film tells a simple, honest story of a middle-aged office worker who attains happiness by working in a factory..The actor, in his part was a very popular film comedian in the 30,s and 40,sand in london theaters